Leo Justi (Heavy Baile)

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Leo Justi is a Brazilian producer and DJ who’s championing a sound called “Heavy

Baile”, a style which sounds like baile funk’s hi-fi, hyper-rowdy little brother. Justi’s recent sound-defining Heavy Baile mixtape is like the rebirth of Hollertronix-era Diplo with its blend of Western and European club styles and his own bass’d up take on party music.

His career is dedicated to changing people’s perspective on the funk music genre,

which has always been marginalized, by expanding and exploring its limits. The

young produce has managed with this audacious work to reach international grounds, working with the label Waxplotation, as well as developing partnerships with M.I.A., Phantogram, Tropkillaz, Emicida, MC Guimê e MC Carol.

As Leo says: “I don't follow trends. Never have, never will. Many people have a very pragmatic relationship with music, but I do it for love. Also, Baile Funk is always evolving, incorporating new sounds. To me, Baile Funk is an inspiration that will never die.”